Chinese and East Asian
Despite being relatively new to sushi, we knew from the moment we entered SUSHINOEN that we were in good hands.
After being seated on one of the numerous levels, our waitress helpfully guided us through the menu. On her recommendation, we began with horenso gomaae – boiled spinach accompanied by a sesame sauce, and wonderfully tender braised pork belly in a dark and sticky soy sauce, plus a plate of mixed tempura paired with a dipping sauce. A stunning playe of sashimi followed – sliced raw salmon, sea bream, tuna, sea bass and mackerel. All of the fish was fresh and velvety. We also munched on spicy tuna rolls with avocado, cucumber, fish roe and a spicy mayonnaise. Every mouthful was delicious, and we were suitably impressed with the presentation and attention to detail displayed throughout. To finish, my partner had the house special dessert; a creamy and exotic black sesame brûlée. My chocolate mousse with crunchy hazelnuts wrapped in a chocolate shell also went down a treat, and was a fantastic end to the meal.
The restaurant is spacious and sleek, and offers numerous levels and seating options. Despite visiting on a Monday evening, SUSHINOEN was packed out – they’re clearly doing something right. If you fancy a singsong, there’s even a karaoke room downstairs.